Student Discrimination and Harassment Grievances

The Yale School of Public Health follows the University’s policy that governs any case in which a student has a complaint, including but not limited to a complaint of sexual harassment or a complaint of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation, against a member of the faculty or administration of the complainant’s School. Since an instructor’s evaluation of the quality of a student’s work is final, this procedure does not apply in any dispute about a grade assigned to a student by a member of the faculty, unless it is alleged that the determination of the grade resulted from discrimination as described above. Similarly, this procedure does not apply to any matter inherent in the academic freedom of an instructor, such as, for example, in regard to the syllabus or contents of a course of instruction. It is also not a procedure that may be used when there is a complaint about the quality of a course or the quality of instruction in a course; such concerns may be addressed directly to the department in question. The policy and procedure can be found at yale.edu/equalopportunity/complaint/dean-student.html. The dean’s office at YSPH would make the complaint referral to the dean of the Yale School of Medicine.  More information about Student Discrimination and Harassment Reporting & Response can be found at student-dhr.yale.edu.

Complaints of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, may be brought to a Title IX coordinator or to the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (for inquiries or for informal or formal resolution). For more information on the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC), see Resources on Sexual Misconduct in the chapter Yale University Resources and Services. UWC procedures can be found at http://provost.yale.edu/uwc.

  • More information about Student Discrimination and Harassment Reporting and Response can be found at student-dhr.yale.edu.